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Sunday, October 29, 2006

It's the Incompetence, Stupid!


... and the economy which has overwhelmingly benefited the top 1% (including Bush's special interest oil buddies, and Cheney's Haliburton cronies).

... and the LYING, dishonesty, mendacity -- however you name it, they did it and they haven't stopped.

....and the hypocrisy and hubris -- the Abramoff/DeLay/Ney/Cunningham money-for-favors scandals and Foley cover-up says it all. The repugnacons are like the Vatican when it comes to protecting sexual predators. Even their faith-based initiative supporters have finally lifted the wizard's curtain on the party of 'we'll say anything to get elected' and 'the rules don't apply to us'

...and the corruption (see the above).

Six years of all that and more is more than enough.

Be sure to read This is Baghdad. What could be worse? by Anthony Shadid in today's Washington Post for a sobering reminder of just how this administration's incompetence has ruined so many lives, cities, an entire nation ... all based on lies and ego. The basic infrastructure of roads, housing, energy, utilities, electricity, sewer, health systems are WORSE than before the U.S. invaded. Here's an excerpt:

It had been almost a year since I was in the Iraqi capital, where I worked as a reporter in the days of Saddam Hussein, the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, and the occupation, guerrilla war and religious resurgence that followed. On my return, it was difficult to grasp how atomized and violent the 1,250-year-old city has become. Even on the worst days, I had always found Baghdad's most redeeming quality to be its resilience, a tenacious refusal among people I met over three years to surrender to the chaos unleashed when the Americans arrived. That resilience is gone, overwhelmed by civil war, anarchy or whatever term could possibly fit. Baghdad now is convulsed by hatred, paralyzed by suspicion; fear has forced many to leave. Carnage its rhythm and despair its mantra, the capital, it seems, no longer embraces life.

"A city of ghosts," a friend told me, her tone almost funereal.

..."One-third of us are dying, one-third of us are fleeing and one-third of us will be widows," she said.

"This is Iraq," Karima added.

2006 elections

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